Allen, TX - Homes for Sale and Community Information
Allen, Texas is a suburb of Dallas, 22 miles north of Big D. Allen's 85,000 residents live on 27 square miles of land. Computers, electronics and professional services keep the residents employed. Their kids attend seventeen elementary schools, three middle schools and one high school. Collin County Community College, The University of Texas at Dallas and Richland College are available for higher education. Allen is #40 on the Top 100 list of cities with the highest rate of people moving into it from other counties.
Fun Fact: Talk about Friday Night Lights - Allen High has won the 5A Div 1 state football championship on multiple occasions. Allen is also one of Safewise.com's 50 safest cities in Texas.
The original dwellers in the Allen area were the Caddo and Comanche Native American tribes. European and American settlers began to arrive in the 1840s, drawn by promises of free land. Allen properties were part of the Peters' Colony land grant from the Republic of Texas. The railroad came through Allen in 1872, giving residents a method of getting their crops to market. In 1907, the right-of-way next to the railroad was developed into the Interurban (like the trains in Chicago or New York) Line from Denison to Dallas, with Allen as a stop. Allen was incorporated in 1953, but the population didn't grow until the advent of the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and U. S. Route 75. Its population then exploded from 400 to what it is today. For more Allen history, click here.
Parks and Recreation
When new owners of real estate in Allen are not checking
out things to see and do in their new town, they might enjoy playing in
the parks. Allen maintains community parks, neighborhood parks, pocket
parks, natural areas and greenways, sports complexes and recreation
centers. The parks are equipped with picnic and playground facilities,
some have restrooms and drinking fountains and some parks outside the
sports complexes have ball fields.
Attractions and Events
Allen home owners don't need to go to Dallas to find cool attractions and things to do. Allen is thought to be the last site in America of a stone dam. Erected in 1872 for the railroad as a water station, the Old Stone Dam is one sight new home owners must see. The Connemara Meadow Preserve opens for public events now and then, but to walk the trail is to see Texas the way it was before it was settled. The Allen Heritage Village would be a great place for seekers of Allen homes for sale to see. The original village buildings were moved and restored so viewers may see what a 19th century home or business looked like.
The Allen home buyer will be interested in town events. Allen has rodeo events, Dallas Sidekicks soccer games, and plenty of other sports events to watch at the Allen Event Center. Live music featuring performers like Justin Moore and the Brian Setzer Orchestra also appear ini Allen at the Event Center and elsewhere.
Allen - Reasons to Move Here? There's More Than (North Dallas) Forty!
The north Dallas suburb of Allen is certainly one of the safest and most desirable home towns in the modern Southwest. With all the development in this region, there are many homes on the market to choose from. It's actually be quite easy to search with the help of an experienced Frisco Realtor, so call Lynn Slaney Silguero of Ebby Halliday Realtors, 972-588-8449. She is an experienced pro who knows the Dallas metro area and can help you examine your options. Make yourself home in Allen.